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N304EB accident description

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Crash location 40.456667°N, 71.517778°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Stow, MA
42.433426°N, 71.516176°W
136.6 miles away
Tail number N304EB
Accident date 24 Apr 2011
Aircraft type Cessna U206G
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that he was approaching runway 3 at 75 knots in a slip with the flaps fully extended. During the flare, the airplane dropped suddenly, bounced, and became airborne again. The pilot stated that a quartering wind gust pushed the airplane to the left of the runway. He raised the flaps and added power in an attempted to go-around; but did not have enough area to climbout and clear trees located past the end of the runway. The pilot decreased the power and the airplane settled onto the runway, and then overran the runway into a swamp. The nose wheel plowed into the dirt and the airplane came to rest inverted, substantially damaging the wings and vertical stabilizer. The pilot stated he did not experience any mechanical problems with the airplane prior to the accident. Winds at the accident airport, recorded one hour prior to the accident were from 270 degrees at 10 knots, with gusts to 18 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's inadequate compensation for the crosswind condition and his failure to maintain directional control during landing.

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